Christine Chow, , Ph.D.
Managing Director and the Global Head of Active Ownership, Credit Suisse Asset Management
Christine is Managing Director and the Global Head of Active Ownership at Credit Suisse Asset Management. She has 26 years’ experience in investment management, research & consulting, with a focus on technology and sustainability. She is a Board Member of the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN), an organization led by investors responsible for assets under management in excess of $US70 trillion from over 39 countries and territories. Prior to joining Credit Suisse, she was Global Head of Stewardship at HSBC Asset Management and board member of HSBC Asset Management (UK) Limited. She previously worked at Federated Hermes, Hewitt Associates and Schroders.
Her PhD thesis on responsible investment was short-listed for a United Nations award in Sweden for industry relevance and academic excellence. She is a board member of the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN), an organization led by investors responsible for assets under management in excess of $US 70 trillion from over 39 countries and territories. She was appointed an honorary adviser to the Accounting and Financial Reporting Council (AFRC) Hong Kong in April 2021, and the Convenor (Chair) of the AFRC Sustainability and Climate Action Task Force (SCATF) in February 2022.
She is an Emeritus Governor of the London School of Economics (LSE), following the completion of her six-year term as a Member of Court and Investment Committee (2015-2021). She was a member in the Data Governance Task Force of the UK All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Artificial Intelligence (2018 – 2021); and an Adjunct Professor in Finance at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (2014 – 2016), where she established the first tri-modal graduate course on social entrepreneurship and impact investing, supported by funds from family foundation and the Hong Kong government.
She was named top 30 Inspirational Women in the City of London, and won the Finance Monthly Women in Finance Award as the Investment Management Leader of the Year (Asia) in 2019. In 2022, she won the Sustainable and ESG Investment Woman of the Year Women in Investment Award (large firms) of InvestmentWeek.
Christine is a graduate of the London School of Economics and the University of Melbourne. She completed an executive education course on financial engineering at Stanford University.
Jim Hagemann Snabe
Chair, A.P Moller – Maersk; Chair, Siemens; Vice-Chair, Allianz; Member, Board of Trustee, World Economic Forum